Exceptional antique maps unfurled in New York, Oct. 12

Charles Booth 1902 map charting poverty in London, showing the well-heeled areas of Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and others, estimated at $2,500-$3,000
Charles Booth 1902 map charting poverty in London, showing the well-heeled areas of Mayfair, Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and others, estimated at $2,500-$3,000

NEW YORK ‚ÄstOn Wednesday, October 12, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Exclusive Premium Antique Maps Auction, which will contain more than 400 lots.¬†Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through¬†LiveAuctioneers.

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Christine Biddle Wainwright collection was highlight of Doyle Americana sales

Thomas Sully portrait of Commodore James Biddle, $94,500
Thomas Sully portrait of Commodore James Biddle, $94,500
Thomas Sully portrait of Commodore James Biddle, $94,500. Image courtesy of Doyle and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK ‚ÄstAmericana Week at Doyle topped $1.9 million as bidders from coast to coast competed during two days of sales on May 3 and 4. Showcased were paintings and prints, high style and country furniture, silver, folk art and Chinese export porcelain. The week was highlighted by property from the Christine Biddle Wainwright collection.¬†With competitive bidding, the sales totaled a successful $1,931,185, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $1,103,025-$1,758,575, with 92% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

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